I bought a new dishwasher 5 weeks ago and it stopped working today. The
engineer is coming but does anyone know a quick fix to freeing the waste
pump? The last wash left eh dishes looking clean but a great pool of dirty
water in the bottom of the machine. Now it won't do anything - so I assume
the pump is stuck. Lots of lights on/
In my model, If you read your manual is should tell you how to free the
impeller which is mounted beneath the drain basket. You need to empty the
sump with a jug first. You might then need a torq screwdriver to get to
it. There is only one screw down there and it's a bit of a fiddle to get
it back in place. It seems to block quite easily if something like an
elastic band gets through the two filter screens. Turn it backwards by
hand a few times and carefully remove the bits that were blocking it,
There was nothing about it in my manual but the engineer showed me the
access method and said that later manuals explained how to get to it and
free the impeller. In the three or four years we've had this machine the
engineer came once and I have freed it twice since. I complained to them
that if it was going to be in the manual and therefore a diy option they
should also supply a torq screwdriver.
If it's under warranty and the manual makes no reference to clearing the
pump I would leave it for the engineer. My manual makes no reference to
unblocking it though I can see screws in the recess to remove the white
I've had mine for 2 yrs and never had a days trouble. I always buy
bosch appliances, the extra cost is worth it for their reliability. If
you shop around carefully you won't pay that much more.
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